The Most Recent Facebook News Feed Rumor Is So Dumb I Pray It holds true

Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference.Photo: APCompared to other apps, Facebook can seem downright antiquated. One blogger described it recently as “a dopey website that sucks to use and look at.” Facebook seems to be aware of this problem, and is now reportedly testing an interface…

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Facebook F8 2019: What to Anticipate After Facebook’s Really Bad Year

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, April 30, Facebook will kick off F8, its two-day annual developers conference. The company’s executives will take the stage to detail their latest virtual reality ambitions and blockchain adventures and News Feed tweaks. But before we talk about what to expect, let’s take a moment to reflect on what should…

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Facebook Exposed Data Again, however This Viral Feline Can Conserve Lives

Lauren Joseph; Getty ImagesTech news you can use, in two minutes or less:Facebook exposed your personal data … again.Researchers discovered that data from hundreds of millions of Facebook users was left unprotected once again, this time on Amazon’s servers. The information exposed was stuff like names, passwords, comments, interests, and likes. The tl;dr: Facebook doesn’t…

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Facebook might add a devoted news tab later this year

“It’s important to me that we help people get trustworthy news and find solutions that help journalists around the world do their important work,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post alongside a video of the chat. He noted to Döpfner that Facebook could “potentially have a direct relationship with publishers to make sure that their content…

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Facebook will downrank anti-vax content on News Feed and hide it on Instagram

After indicating that it was exploring its options for fighting the potentially deadly rise of anti-vaccination content on its platform last month, Facebook is making a plan of attack. Facebook’s strategy in the effort is to both minimize the spread of vaccination misinformation and to point users away from inaccurate anti-vaccination propaganda and toward “authoritative…

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Facebook supposedly took three years to tackle phony news in one nation

Facebook is quick to tout its efforts to thwart misinformation campaigns in major European countries and the US, but its approach in other countries might not be quite so enthusiastic. Developers in Moldova told BuzzFeed News that they’d been asking Facebook to address fake news and misinformation in the country for three years before it…

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